Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RenoMoto, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Mr. DNA

    Mr. DNA Motorcycling Professor

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    I've been using Chrome and Google Earth 6.2 with no real issues. I got 20fps on the performance tester posted in the invite email. It's by no means buttery smooth, but it works just fine.
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  2. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    No problem with Chrome, really. What I don't understand is how to use all the symbols,
    roads, signs, terrain etc. I am able to add a text for each point but not those symbols,
    or they are not available on this Beta test? Also would it be possible to have a "switch"
    button to have KM instead of Miles first? About the symbols, a legenda would be useful
    for the non experts and maybe you could add other symbols, for example I could pass
    you the ones used on the Italian Motorally Championship.
    A lot are similar but there are other ones missing here.

    Another little problem is when you print: you don't get distance and number of waypoints
    and coordinates on the very first page

    Anyway, a really excellent start, many thanks :clap
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  3. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Drag and drop into the tulip box .. Im sure they will have more symbols..

    one thing I would like to see is when you "hover" the pointer over a symbol it will pop up what it is.. and the ability to right click or drag and drop from my gallery ...
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  4. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    The tulip creation is the most consuming part for me. I converted a GPX route last night, 100 miles took me 3 hours or so.

    A thought I had for tulip creation, is there a way to trace the actual corner or road detail on GE
    and then drag it into the Tulip window of the RB. That would get the detail of each corner pretty spot on and possibly make things go quicker.
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  5. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Now it works, before.. not.... who knows why! I think would nice to add symbols also in the right columns as well, you see them quite often in the various rally raids around the world, especially the danger signs so don't mess with proper route symbols
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  6. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Stuff in the pipeline:

    Dragging icons into the right side frame
    Km - Mile toggle
    Fix the wp and mileage in the printed header
    More Custom icons
    Our developer is looking at a different file type (kml rather than gpx) that may load MUCH more quickly. (this should also make the program less browser dependent)
    Improved waypoint editor design with easier access to road drawing tools and drag and drop simple text descriptions (left, stay left, straight, stay right, right)

    My understanding is that drawing a tulip directly on top of the google earth image is very difficult technically. It's on my wish list, but towards the bottom as we add more (easier) features.

    Keep the feedback coming
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  7. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Thanks for the opportunity to test out your software, it's been fun so far!

    Another thought.... would it be possible to use your software to create smaller format enduro style roll charts for Turkey runs or actual enduro? I know it's not your focus but thought I would ask.
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  8. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    :thumb

    Great work!!
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  9. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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  10. greglewis

    greglewis Adventurer

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    OK

    Win 7, Google Earth 6.2 and plug-in, Firefox with Ipc disabled. Speed check at 23.

    Loaded a .gpx, it shows fine on the map. However, in the Rally Navagator pane, I guess get the "loading message" and the circular indicator - been like that for about 30 minutes.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Greg
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  11. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    sometimes refreshing or reloading works
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  12. greglewis

    greglewis Adventurer

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    The WPs come up on the map, the gpx. file name shows in the RN section, but the loading keeps going. When I refresh, I get an "unresponsive script" message and the RN side won't scroll.

    Help

    Greg
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  13. Czechsix

    Czechsix Slower than you....

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    Request sent, just in case you need another tester.

    Thanks - looks like an interesting product.
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  14. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    I had the same problem with IE, no problem with Chrome, just a few seconds. I have XP
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  15. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Guys:

    OK, we have good feedback and a hit list of items to refine-repair. Once we have some fixes online to show off, we will open up for more Beta Testers and new feedback.

    It could be awhile as co-developer Dave (GSNorCal) is off the Dakar Rally till the end of the month...Lucky guy!

    All current Beta users are encouraged to keep clicking around and sharing feedback in this forum and the Feedback app in Navigator.

    Stay tuned for release info.

    Thanks for the help.
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  16. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    This is so awesome!
    When will you start making "digital roadbooks"? :wink
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  17. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Guys:

    Please email me any GPX tracks that you uploaded.

    Let me know if the track loaded successfully or FAILED to load.

    mike@rallynavigator.com

    Thanks!
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  18. Gian

    Gian dreamer

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    Done!
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  19. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    guess I should upgrade once in a while.. had firefox 4.0 .. upgraded via browser last night to 12.0 went to the Mozilla site and now upgraded to 17.0... I wanted to add I like how easy it is to go back in and add and subtract points and resave.. also when you are out of ink like I am i was able to print to my foxit pdf reader/writer and save it there.
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  20. greglewis

    greglewis Adventurer

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    OK Great!! :D

    I tried it in Chrome rather than Firefox - worked like a charm. Very fast. I guess my problems were with Firefox.

    It's a great program - kudos, five stars!

    Greg :clap :clap
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